"The thing is, Democratic leaders genuinely seem to believe all the critical things they said about Republican obstructionism under Obama. They don’t seem interested in taking political hostages or extracting a policy ransom. But Republicans understand the power of no, and the weakness of a party that isn’t really willing to say no. As long as Democrats are terrified of looking like obstructionists, Trump won’t have to worry about obstruction."
Here is Politico, a long-standing and widely read political magazine, being utterly bemused by the idea that Democrats actually believe in public service, good governance, and the well-being of the country.
As long as Democrats are terrified of letting the country burn, Trump won't have to worry about playing with matches. And the article presents this not as laudatory for the Democrats, not even as diminishing to the Republicans, but with utter bewilderment that any party would confuse the game they play with real life.
I've said it before, but this deserves saying it again: when the obituary of democracy is written, Politico will feature prominently.